1934–35 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1934–35 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Conference Big Ten Conference
1934–35 record 8-12 (2-10 Big Ten)
Head coach Franklin Cappon
Captain Alfred Plummer
Home arena Yost Field House
Seasons
« 1933–34 1935–36 »
1934–35 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Purdue 9 3   .750     17 3   .850
Illinois 9 3   .750     15 5   .750
Wisconsin 9 3   .750     15 5   .750
Indiana 8 4   .667     14 6   .700
Ohio State 8 4   .667     13 6   .684
Iowa 6 6   .500     10 9   .526
Minnesota 5 7   .417     11 9   .550
Northwestern 3 9   .250     10 10   .500
Michigan 2 10   .167     8 12   .400
Chicago 1 11   .083     2 18   .100
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1934–35 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate basketball during the 1934–35 season. The team compiled an 8-12 record and 2–10 against Big Ten Conference opponents.[1]

Franklin Cappon was in his fourth year as the team's head coach. Alfred Plummer was the team captain, and Richard Joslin was the team's leading scorer with 71 points in 18 games for an average of 3.9 points per game.[1]

The team's second leading scorer, Johnny Gee, went on to play as a pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1939 to 1946. Chelso Tamagno went on to play two seasons with the Akron Goodyear Wingfoots in the National Basketball League. Matt Patanelli was selected as the Most Valuable Player on the 1936 Michigan Wolverines football team.

Scoring statistics[edit]

Player Games Field goals Free throws Points Points per game[1]
Richard Joslin 18 27 17 71 3.9
Johnny Gee 17 29 8 64 3.8
Alfred Plummer 14 28 5 61 4.5
Earl Meyers 15 24 12 60 4.0
George Rudness 14 15 18 48 3.4
Chelso Tamagno 17 19 11 49 2.9
Matt Patanelli 17 18 11 47 2.8
Totals 20 197 108 502 25.1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book". University of Michigan. p. 26.